Drum Beats on Linux

  • Episode 173
  • January 11, 2011

Hillary joined Robbie and Eric in studio, and we learn to create professional sounding drum beats on Linux using the free Hydrogen step sequencer. A lot of viewer questions were asked and answered, giving us a plethora of topics for Episode 173.

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HAL actually stands for "Hardware Abstraction Layer".

I should clarify with the Goldwave licensing, the "lifetime" license doesn't necessarily mean you get the latest version for life, but that your software will continue to be licensed for life (and usually you can get the latest version, too).
This episode is sponsored in part by: Planet Calypso & Pogoplug.

Topics Covered:

  • Hillary Rumball joins Robbie Ferguson and Eric Kidd in studio.
  • Viewer Question: Why does Planet Calypso not support Linux?
  • Viewer Question: Do you know of an easy way to get TV-out working on a GEForce FX5500 on Ubuntu?
  • Using NVIDIA X Server Settings to configure TwinView (dual monitors) on Ubuntu.
  • Viewer Question: How do I get my USB UPS detected on Ubuntu Linux so it shows as part of Gnome Power Management?
  • Viewer Testimonials
  • A viewer gave Robbie an iPod Touch 4G as a big thank you for doing Category5 TV.
  • Viewer Question: But, does the iPod Touch have a virtual fart machine?
  • Viewer Question: Streaming video to my iPhone from the Pogoplug is not working with the Pogoplug app. How do I test to see if this is a problem with my router?
  • Viewer Question: We need to upgrade the computer system at our Church for the audio recording. Could you tell me what the best software would be, preferably open source?
  • Viewer Question: Can I print to CD with the Canon Pixma IP4200 under Ubuntu Linux? Yes: see penguintutor.com
  • Feature: Home Audio Production Part 1 - Programming your own professional-sounding drum beats on Linux using the free Hydrogen software.
  • Installing the Hydrogen drum sequencer application on Ubuntu Linux (available for other Linux distros too!)
  • Programming your first beat in the Hydrogen step sequencer.
  • Using patterns to sequence an entire song with variations on the beats.
  • Viewer Question: Why can't I get Category5 TV on my TiVo?
  • Viewer Question: Is Enemy Territory: Quake Wars a free game?
  • Viewer Question: I require 10 Terabytes of storage which I can mount as one drive. I checked out your series on unRAID but I get the impression I couldn't access it as one drive. Do you have a suggestion?
  • Viewer Question: I have to install Ubuntu on a computer that does not have an Internet connection. How can I get the latest updates to that system?
  • Viewer Comment: "Robbie and Friends" sounds like a variety show.

Links to Relevant Web Sites:

  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Eric Kidd


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